Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 29-25-3A
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Tang Dynasty
Date Made Tang Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Silver | Bronze
Technique Repousee
Iconography Lion

Silver and bronze mirror. The back is inlaid with a repousse sheet of silver, set into a heavy eight lobed bronze mirror. The main design is of six cavorting lions enclosed by tendrils. There is a larger lion for the knob. The ring is a matted and stamped background. The silver inset is old but bronze may be a recent casting.

Depth 16.5 cm
Outside Diameter 18 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase, 1929
Other Number C 720 - Other Number

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